Podcast Episode 34: Craft and Folk Art Museum.



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For more about Casey’s visit to the Craft and Folk Art Museum, visit her blog.

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Other things we talk about in this episode:
Duplicate Stitch
Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch
Online stitch chart creation
Knitter’s graph paper

Podcast Episode 32: The Organized Yarn Stash



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Save the date! Mango Moon has an upcoming retreat in Petoskey, Michigan with Sally Melville.
Dates are Sunday to Wednesday, September 24 – 27, 2017. Further details and registration information available here on their website.

This week Casey interviews a professional organizer, Sally Grayum from Organize Me Sally. Sally gives good ideas for organizing/clearing out yarn and other crafting stash. You can read more and see photos on Casey’s blog here.

Podcast Episode 31: Big Dark Blob on Your Shoulder



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Things we talk about in this episode:
The podcast episode where Casey interviews psychologist Art Markman

Videos:
Checking Gauge
Stellar Swatching
Learn to Knit Socks
German Short Row Socks
Bulky Sleep Socks

The podcast episode where Casey interviews a chiropractor on knitting aches and pains (and posture)

Casey mentions an arm chair that she likes for knitting, here is a photo on Ravelry.

Podcast Episode 30: Taking Great Knitting Photos



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This week, Casey interviews Erin Peloquin from Digital Photography for Moms about tips for getting great photos of your knitting. You can see before and after photos of Casey’s knits here on her blog.

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Links:
Videos: All of my seaming and grafting videos (including basic mattress stitch and Kitchener stitch)
Casey’s felted bag

Podcast Episode 29: Knitting Slump



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Links to things we talk about in this episode:

Here are a few of my Fair Isle tutorials –
Learn to Knit Fair Isle
Fimmel Hat
Color My Cowl
Color My Cuffs http://verypink.com/2016/07/27/color-cuffs-tutorial/

Correctly Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches
Reinserting Needle into Live Stitches

Correcting Color Change Jog

Log Cabin Blanket
The question was about the yarn I use in the demonstration, which is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, but I used worsted weight yarns in my finished blanket.

Weaving in Ends Playlist

Mitered Squares

Sloped Bind-Off

Storing Knits for Summer

Podcast Episode 28: Knitting Aches and Pains



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In this episode, Casey talks with Dr. Stephen Reinlie from Next Level Chiropractic about knitters’ aches and pains. Dr. Steven Reinlie is from Round Rock, TX and went on to study and play baseball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He is passionate about working with sports athletes to help keep them healthy and on the field of play. Dr. Reinlie recommends this video, Posture Reset.

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You can see my ball winder and swift in action in this video, Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls.

Links to things we talk about in this episode:
Simple Magic Loop
Lifelines – all of my lifeline videos are in the Correcting Mistakes category
Steeking
Carrying Colors for Stripes
Top-Down Raglan Sweaters for Beginners:
Cropped Cardi
Easy Toddler Pullover
Zasio Sweater Coat
Learn to Knit a Mens Sweater
Learn to Knit a Womens Sweater

Podcast Episode 26: This is Your Brain, This is Knitting



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In this week’s episode, Casey talks with psychologist Dr. Art Markman about about your brain on knitting – process vs. project knitters, multi-task knitting, and other topics.

Dr. Art Markman, Ph.D., is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his Sc.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He has published over 150 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including the effects of motivation on learning and performance, analogical reasoning, categorization, decision making, and creativity. Art serves as the director of the program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas.

His NPR show and podcast is Two Guys on Your Head
His latest book we mention is called Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions About Your Brain

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Strauch Swift

Things we talk about in this episode:
Blocking (photo tutorial)
Steam Blocking
Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking
Provisional Cast-On
Provisional Cast-On Using a Crochet Hook
German Short Row Socks
Playlist of Portuguese Knitting videos
Knit Companion App

Podcast Episode 25: Do Chickens Need Sweaters?



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Peter English has studied birds for over 40 years and has extensive experience both as a researcher and an ecotourism professional and has studied birds in 28 countries. During his career he has been a Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar, and has led over 150 international birdwatching tours with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. In Ecuador, Dr. English was a driving force behind the creation of the Napo Wildlife Center, among the most celebrated ecotourism lodges in the past decade. Dr. English is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.

While we tried to sit outside to get birdsong in the background, the birds were quiet that day. Peter gave me some bird calls to include in the show. The funny sounding birds at the beginning are great tailed grackles which are all over Austin. Austinites have a love-hate relationship with grackles. The chirps at the end are from carolina wrens. The airplane noises are authentic.

Nestwatch tells you when birds are building nests.

Videos: Playlist of seaming videos

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